Following a productive foundation course in Devon and a degree in Jewellery and Metalwork from Loughborough College of Art and Design, Allie moved to London and set up a successful stationary business in the 1980s.
A change of direction and scale led to extended studies in the form of a Masters degree in Fine Art Printmaking at Camberwell College of Art.
Her artistic career merged with bringing up children and a post as primary arts coordinator in Southwark for five years.
Since returning to Devon with her family, Allie has continued to work in education as an Art technician, whilst continuing her own printmaking and painting practice. She currently runs workshops and evening classes and exhibits locally. Her work is available online and to commission.